Breakfast meeting with Mr. James M. Fluker, Commercial Consul & Principal Commercial Officer – South India, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai
AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter hosted a breakfast meeting with Mr. James M. Fluker, Commercial Consul & Principal Commercial Officer – South India, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, at the J.W. Marriott on August 30th, 2017. Present at the meeting were heads of major U.S. companies operating in Bangalore, including Ms. Debarati Sen, 3M, Mr. Ravi Gautham, Northern Trust, Mr. Ravi Krishnan, Goldman Sachs, Mr. Krishantha Rajapaksha, Walmart Global Sourcing, Mr. Kiron Shah, Velankani Software, Mr. Samson David, DXC Technology, Mr. Sreedhar Prasad, KPMG, Mr. R. Sridhar, Allergan, Mr. Sunil Pai, Anixter, and Mr. Venkat Shastry, Heidrick & Struggles.
Mr. Paresh Shah, Vice Chairman – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM and General Manager, Syniverse Technologies, welcomed Mr. Fluker and gave him a brief about AMCHAM Karnataka’s long association with the U.S. Commercial Services. Mr. Fluker then spoke about his career in the Commercial Services and his plans for South India. There was an insightful discussion about the business environment in Karnataka and challenges American companies face operating in Bangalore, especially related to infrastructure and pricing issues in the pharma sector. Mr. Fluker said the consulate would like to work closely with AMCHAM to resolve some of these issues.